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    Note: If you have trouble finding a resource in OCP's library ask us to help you find it; it could be checked out.

    • All You Need to Know About the Music Business, Donal Passma (5th Ed., 2003)
      • Guide to legal and financial aspects of the media world
    • Careers in International Affairs, Maria Pinto Carland & Lisa Gihring, editors (7th ed.)
      • Includes discussion of careers in consulting, international development, business, lobbying, and media.
    • The Fast Track: The Insider's Guide to Finding Jobs in Management Consulting, Investment Banking & Securities Trading,Mariam Nafig (1999)
      • Job descriptions; interviews with those in business; tips on creating successful applications; profiles of the top 40 firms
    • Guerrilla Tactics for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams,Kimm Alayne Walton (2008)
      • Chapter on alternative careers.
    • JD Preferred: Legal Career Alternatives, Federal Reports Inc., (2000)
      • Information about careers in academic administration, alternative dispute resolution, ethics, international business, risk management, media, and technology transit
    • Judgment Reversed: Alternative Careers for Lawyers, Jeffrey Strausser (1997)
    • Law and Legal Information Directory
      • List of legal publications, consultants, associations, and various state agencies
    • Lawyers Guide to Finding Success in Any Job Market, Richard Hermann (2009)
      • Advice on using your law degree outside of the mainstream, in law-related careers. Includes a discussion of regulatory compliance, litigation management, governmental affairs, alternative dispute resolution, risk management, and intellectual asset management.
    • Running From the Law, Deborah Arron (3d ed., 2004)
    • Vault Career Guide to Consulting(2000)
      • Profiles of the major consulting firms and information on a consulting career
    • Vault Career Guide to Accounting
    • What Can You Do With A Law Degree, Deborah Arron
      • Ideas about careers for JDs outside of the practice of law
    • Yellow Book Leadership Directoriesinclude the name and contact information of the leadership of various organizations. Note: if the copy in OCP's library is outdated, check the Law Library as they usually have the most up-to-date copy.
      • Nonprofit Yellow Book(Summer 2001)
      • News Media Yellow Book(Winter 2002)
      • Associations Yellow Book(Summer 2001)
      • Governmental Affairs Yellow Book (Summer 2001)